Friday, October 11, 2013

Limited Government

We know better now, even the most deluded of us. We’ve read the text messages, heard the tapes, followed the paper trail, met the hundreds who were deceived or diminished or destroyed by their association with him. The evidence is overwhelming: He simply robbed our city blind.
And we know that, however unwittingly, we were coconspirators as well as victims, because we empowered him. That’s the downside of living in a democracy, where elected officials can betray only what voters have entrusted to them.
Kilpatrick is still a mirror, but instead of reflecting our lofty hopes and dreams, he reflects our gullibility, our vulnerability, our desperation. It’s not a pretty picture, and we are impatient for something more attractive to look at.
Limited government.  Less power, less abuse of power.

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